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to be a very busy place. we got the folk line festival under way behind me, also the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheap
's big three credit rating agencies, warned it might have to lower the country's top notch credit rating if lawmakers don't come it an agreement soon on raising the debt ceiling. this a starnlgts moodeddy's said its action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit will not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of a short-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered, it would throw the financial markets in to chaos and the cost of were rowing would go up for everything from mortgages to car loans. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke warned -- >> i think the worst outcome is that at some point, you know, we default on the debt and that would creates a i said before a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headeded in to wednesday's meet which go all sides have described as very tense. republican majority leader eric cantor quoted the president as saying, i have reached the point where i say enough. would ronald reagan be sitting here? i've reached my li
street is worried about washington. late wednesday moody's one of the big three credit rating agencies warning it might have to lower the rating if lawmakers don't come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. in the statement it said the action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit woil not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of ashort-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered it will throw the financial markets into chaos and the cost of borrowing would go up to everything from morlts to car loans. ben bernanke warned. >> i think the worst outcome if we don't raise the limit, at some point we default on debt and that would create as i said before, a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headed into wednesday meeting which all sides describe as tense. republican majority leader eric cantor cited the president as saying i have reached my limit. he left saying i'll see you tomorrow. the two sides couldn't even agree about what happened in
if there is a chance to put this big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were very close to having this deal last week, that in many ways this speech was almost a post-mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen and no matter what happens here at the end of the day the debt ceiling is probably going to go up, nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats who said to me would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he calls republican activism, so much so that we hear capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail representatives. it sounds like he spooked main street. will he also speak wall street? >> no, wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators from 9:05 and 9:20, then i came right back. nobody is buying the panic or skyrocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are prepare for a default. >> there's a possibility that we could default. it will be short term.
a controversial last choice option to end the stalemate. >>> how big was it? word this morning the number of possible victims involved in that hacking scandal in britain could be in the thousands. this morning one celebrity who says he was a target, hugh grant, speaks out in a live interview. >>> and we need aboat. a huge 18-foot-long saltwater crocodile leaps out of the river to the delight and terror of tourists. and the photographer who took the picture says it's no croc d the picture says it's no croc d day. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. boy, the gloves are off in washington. the move could be more today because the president and top congressional leaders are going to go back to the negotiating table yet again. >> that's right. the republicans were not at all happy with the president's comment on tuesday. now senator mitch mcconnell has offered that last chance option. we're going to tell you what he is offering straight ahead. >>> also this morning matt, it was a deadly cras
't really care now. >> what about maria shriver? >> maria makes a big come back for a reason. she's a journalist who truly put her career aside to raise these great kids and be a dutiful wife. i expect her to be back. >> let's move on to another topic which is of course the royals. what gives? mumbai bombings, notity polish t notity politicians and a happy wonderful story of who young people who seem to adore each other. i'll take it any day. >> and nobody wants to just say the pink elephant in the room. all little girls want to grow up to be the princess. they want the big wedding, they want the red carriage. some of us did get it, some of us did not. >> once again i'll insult everybody over a certain age. i don't see -- as somebody who studies behavior and follows people, i don't get what -- i understand it's escapism, we're a celebrity culture, but even celebrities like idolizing the whole -- >> theshe's a princess. he's going to bes ki the king. >> do you think they're not just interesting? >> the whole fasfascination, an i'll be the bad guy -- >> because you are because of co
while. right now here's that big upper level ridge, but we're getting a little cooler air coming in. this, though, back in canada, this is where the real relief comes. as we move into the early part of next week, by tuesday, the heat breaks in the north east. seasonal in the mid atlantic states. unfortunately for our friends in the south and the southwest and gulf koes coast the heat goes on. >> thank you very much. we'll get the rest of the fra forecast coming up. but let's turn to the idea of how dangerous the temperatures are. we're have dr. nancy snyderman with more tips. just remind us. >> the heat wave like this, elderly and the very young people with breathing conditions. but right now, frankly, everyone is at risk. it's a reminder that as many people die of heat-related illnesses than all the natural disasters. number one thing, ann, is called heat stroke. that's where you're literally, your core body temperature goes high, up to 103 degrees. you stop sweating. your skin turns hot, red and dry. h is a medical emergency. you take the cooler and dump the ice on them. >> it's h
sticking point is this issue of raising the debt limit, large enough, big enough, so that it gets us through 2012, gets us into the spring of 2013. right now, of course, the boehner bill and what republicans were supporting would have this debt limit come to another vote in the next -- >> at this point in time -- >> harry reid wants to do is simply figure out a way to satisfy the second round of deficit reduction, create a stronger trigger potentially, whatever he can come to, to get more republicans to support his way in order to get this debt limit passed 2012. i think he's going to come to an agreement. the question is, how big of an agreement is it? is it an agreement that barely gets the eight republicans he wants? or does it get 20 republicans and sends a strong, bipartisan message to make sure this thing doesn't get gummed up again in the house. >> does he have a dance partner in terms of a republican willing to negotiate? >> reporter: he's got a few dance partners potentially, but right now he's not working very well with mitch mcconnell. that's not clear. but don't be surpri
are still growing? coming up, the big business of children's gym memberships and the dangers of lifting too much weight too soon, matt. >>> let us begin on a tuesday morning with rupert murdoch, forced to answer some very difficult questions in parliament today. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with a preview. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. well, the questioning is set to begin in a couple of hours, just behind me. but ahead of the testimony, news corporation released a statement saying they take the allegations against "news of the world" seriously and are cooperating with authorities. but they reject any suggestion that what happened at the paper is somehow a reflection of the culture at the company. it is an unlikely faceoff. the head of the world's second largest media company, rupert murdoch, questioned by a small panel of british politicians over phone hacking at one of his papers. broadcast live, the world will be watching. >> i wouldn't underestimate. he's deceptively mild, but also extremely astute, as well. of and so he'll give, i think, probably
, failing to use the crosswalk. we will be talking to her exclusively this morning. >>> the big 40, the milestone birthday that makes people squirm. but now some women are seizing the day and giving it a brand new meaning. we're going to explore that further. >>> let's begin with the latest on that deadly shooting rampage in norway. nbc's martin fletcher is in oslo this morning. martin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. anders breivik is in court right now being arraigned on charges of terrorism. meanwhile here at oslo cathedral, this has become the center of mourning. this drama is just what the confessed killer wants, christian war to defend europe against muslim domination. at noon local time today all of norway paused for a minute silence in memory of the victims who died for one man's obsession. ♪ and at sunday's memorial in the oslo cathedral, king harold and queen sonya cried with their people. a nation shocked, listening with horror to the survivors of the massacre. >> he looked like a police officer. he had all the clothes and the gun and everything. >> it was lik
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